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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Monday, February 16, 2009
"Walker seeks $49 million in Emergency Grant Request"
by Allen Davis
Posted: Friday, 16 Feb. 2009 2 p.m.
Coatesville City Manager Harry Walker is asking the federal government for $49 million to improve public safety and to salvage what remains of the city's redevelopment which has stagnated since the present council was elected three years ago.
The money will be used to hire 10 additional police officers and more paid firefighters. But the bulk of the money, $21.5 million, will go to developer Carl Chetty to build 222 apartment units in downtown Coatesville. Construction costs for the two buildings are estimated at $52 million.
The request for the money comes days after U.S. Sen. Bob Casey toured Fleetwood Street were 15 row homes were destroyed last month by an arson-related fire. The funds, if made available, will come through an Emergency Grant Request. Walker told council Monday night, Feb. 9, that he was confident Coatesville would get the grant. "Then we can start filling in some of these holes," he said."